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A History of Civil Rights In America

1869-1916 (#103)

This episode recounts the movements that extended civil rights to Blacks, Chinese-Americans, American Indians, and Jewish Americans.
1869 - 15th Amendment Extends the Right to Vote to Black Men
1879 - Standing Bear Becomes a Person
1884 - Joseph and Mary Tape Successfully Challenge San Francisco Public Schools
1886 - Through Yick Wo Supreme Court Establishes Equal Protection for Non Citizens
1909 - W.E.B. Du Bois Founds the NAACP
1916 - Louis Brandeis is the Champion of the Common Man
[28 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: A comprehensive historical overview detailing the expansion of civil rights to include more people. The series takes the viewer through the development of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the 13th and 14th Amendments, civil rights legislation , court decisions as well as examining fearless civil rights leaders like Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King, Jr. From the past to the present, this series takes the viewer through one of the most powerful forces in American History--the promise of equality for all.

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